Food Meets Hope by S.Pellegrino, which opened the three-day World’s 50 Best Recovery Summit on Tuesday 13 October, explored the world of fine dining in a post-pandemic future, and asked what we’ve learned and where we’re headed. Available to watch below, the Food Meets Hope by S.Pellegrino online event had three main strands.
The Recovery section featured a selection of restaurateurs who received grants as part of the World’s 50 Best Bid for Recovery auction. With the help of the gastronomic community, who donated experiences, and founding partners S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, $1.24 million was raised and distributed among non-profit organisations and some 200 restaurants around the world.
Food Meets Hope by S.Pellegrino Recovery offered the chance to see how those funds have made a difference, as well as listen to some inspiring stories from diverse locations, from New Zealand and Vietnam, to Brazil and South Africa.
The Inclusivity section of Food Meets Hope by S. Pellegrino included a powerful first-hand testimony from African American chef Erick Williams of Virtue in Chicago, US chef and restauranteur Daniela Soto-Innes and culinary researcher Ivan Brehm of Nouri, Singapore.
The Evolution section concluded Food Meets Hope by S.Pellegrino and featured some of the foremost names calling for change in the global gastronomy scene, discussing how to attain a more sustainable and viable restaurant model. The line-up included Julia Colagreco of Mirazur, Menton, Tim Raue of Berlin’s Restaurant Tim Raue, Richard Ekkebus of Amber, Hong Kong and Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn, San Francisco.